Foresight and Technology

We are able to draw on decades of RAND experience in horizon scanning and technology assessment as well as developing and using scenarios for transport policy analysis and infrastructure planning.

Our experience is cross-cutting, in terms of sectors, emerging technologies and countries of study. As a result we are able to bring together a wide range of backgrounds and insight to our work.

To learn more about how RAND Europe uses futures methodologies for a wide range of research topics, visit the Centre for Futures and Foresight Studies.

Featured Research

  • Autonomous self-driving driverless vehicle with radar on the road

    Examining future transport scenarios to drive innovation in the UK

    The UK’s roads, railways and airports are some of the most congested in the world. At the request of Innovate UK, RAND Europe identified emerging technologies that could impact the transport network and developed three future travel scenarios to explore how they might make the transport system more efficient and effective by the year 2035.

Selected Research

  • Google's self-driving car

    Would the EU Benefit from Common Liability Rules for Autonomous Vehicles?

    20 Apr 2018

    Researchers explored the potential impacts of AVs on European car manufacturers, the insurance industry, connected industries and markets, and those who provide public provision of services and supervise compliance.

  • Mototransport (bicycle cars) in New Delhi, India

    Exploring the Future of Driving in Developing Countries

    15 Oct 2015

    The level of automobility, or travel in personal vehicles, varies among countries. By determining the factors besides economic development that have affected automobility in developed countries, researchers can predict how automobility might evolve in developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

  • Examining the Market for Low-Emission Vehicles in London

    12 Oct 2011

    A major shift to low emission vehicles in the private fleet is likely to be essential to any aspirations for Transport for London (TfL) to deliver significant reductions to its carbon footprint and meet desired environmental outcomes. RAND Europe, working in partnership with MVA Consultancy, developed a model to enable TfL to examine the market for low emission vehicles in order to forecast the CO2 emissions produced by the private car fleet in London.